Chapel Restored

Newly restored Chapel is dedicated, a gift from Wometco Enterprises, Inc. Leaded glass windows featuring flowers are installed as well as pews, a communion table and a pair of Italian brass chandeliers. Decoration handled by Stanley Ellis, George Downing’s stepson. Drapery at front of Chapel is of Fortuney fabric, red, hand blocked with 24-karat gold overlay, imported from Venice. Marble floor at back is installed from slabs salvaged from the demolition of Mobile’s Cawthon Hotel. It had served as wainscoting in the lobby. Another piece is installed at the entrance from the collonade within the Bellingrath Home.